Self-published authors, take heart: Readers are receptive to your work.
In fact, according to the Huffington Post (“Why You Can’t Find Indies in Bookstores,” April 12, 2012),
lovers of literature are scooping up self-published books in unprecedented numbers. So-called “indie” authors recently claimed more than half of the top 20 spots on Amazon’s “Movers & Shakers” list. The list, which is updated hourly, ranks books that rose most quickly in sales over the last 24 hours.
It wasn’t so long ago that self-published authors just didn’t seem to get any love. So why the change of heart? In short, readers recognize a good value when they see one. Self-published ebooks tend to be less expensive than big publishing house offerings, and thanks to author services such as those provided by Outskirts Press, their quality is comparable.
Another factor pushing self-published authors up the sales ladder is the availability of promotional tools and services that weren’t as accessible or as easy or cheap to utilize in the days before the dawn of the Internet. Readers fear what they don’t know. The more self-publish authors like you get the word out about their work, the more those works will be appreciated — and the more they’ll sell!
Learn more about increasing book sales by reading more Outskirts Press’ self-publishing and author inspiration blogs and by visiting the Outskirts Press website to get familiar with what services are available to self-published authors.